WILLMAR - Marshall goaltender Mason Campion stopped 33 of 36 shots during the Tigers' 3-1 non-conference loss Saturday at Willmar.
The Cardinals' Austin Smith and Joey Lee scored the final two goals of the game.
Smith broke a 1-1 tie with two seconds remaining in the first period, scoring a goal that was assisted by Evan VanDenEinde and Ryan Woltjer.
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Marshall goaltender Mason Campion lunges to his right in an attempt to stop the puck during a non-conference game at Willmar on Saturday.
After a scoreless second period, Lee sent a shot past Campion with 1:08 left. Trey Tollefson assisted Lee's goal, which provided the Cardinals with insurance.
Willmar grabbed a 1-0 lead on Tyler Pendill's first-period goal at the 10:58 mark. Isaac Kobienia set up Pendill on the play.
The Tigers used a power-play goal from Alex Buysse to tie the score 1-1 with 7:23 left in the first period. He was assisted by Blaine Moran and Brent Haukom.
Willmar outshot Marshall 36-12 in the game, including 12-0 in the third period and 26-7 during the final two periods.
The Tigers received six power-play opportunities, but could only score on one of them. The Cardinals were 0 of 2 on their power play.
Willmar goaltender Levi Grossman, had 11 saves.
At 7 p.m. Friday, Marshall (3-4-0 overall) travels to play St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson/Tri City United.
WILLMAR 3, MARSHALL 1
First Period: 1. Willmar, Tyler Pendill (Isaac Kobienia), 10:58; 2. Marshall, Alex Buysse (Blaine Moran, Brent Haukom), power play, 7:23; 3. Willmar, Austin Smith (Evan VanDenEinde, Ryan Woltjer), 0:02. Penalties: Willmar, Hunter Mottinger (cross-checking), 10:33; Willmar, Nate Ackerman (holding), 7:33.
Second Period: No scoring. Penalties: Willmar, Tyler Pendill (not available), 13:52; Marshall, Dylan Criquet-Danielson (holding), 11:34; Marshall, Sebastian Landry (tripping), 9:08; Willmar, Riley Grabow (tripping), 4:06.
Third Period: 4. Willmar, Joey Lee (Trey Tollefson), 1:08. Penalties: Willmar, Joey Lee (cross-checking), 9:15; Willmar, Cole Block (cross-checking), 6:52.
Shots On-Goal: Marshall 5-7-0-12; Willmar 10-14-12-36.
Power-Play Opportunities: Marshall 1 of 6; Willmar 0 of 2.
Goaltending: Marshall, Mason Campion (33 saves, 36 shots); Willmar, Levi Goosman (11 saves, 12 shots).